UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Devon South West

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Gary Streeter
    • Votes: 33,286
    • Vote share %: 62.4
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  2. Labour
    Alex Beverley
    • Votes: 11,856
    • Vote share %: 22.2
    • Vote share change: -7.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Sima Davarian
    • Votes: 6,207
    • Vote share %: 11.6
    • Vote share change: +6.5
  4. Green
    Ian Poyser
    • Votes: 2,018
    • Vote share %: 3.8
    • Vote share change: +1.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 21,430
  • Registered voters: 72,535
  • % share:
    73.6%
  • Change since 2017: -0.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.4%
Labour 22.2%
Liberal Democrat 11.6%
Green 3.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +6.5 Gained
  • Conservative +2.5 Gained
  • Green +1.6 Gained
  • Labour -7.7 Lost

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Devon South West: Conservative hold

Gary Streeter has been re-elected as the MP for Devon South West, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Alex Beverley by 21,430 votes, 5,614 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Sima Davarian of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Ian Poyser came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 53,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Ian Poyser (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Streeter's large majority grows further

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Gary Streeter has held the Devon South West seat for the Conservatives.

His majority of 21,430 over Labour’s Alex Beverley is an increase in the majority of 15,816 that he won at the 2017 general election.

Mr Streeter also saw off the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.

The 64-year-old has held the seat for the Conservatives since 1997.

Streeter
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Conservatives hold Devon South West

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Conservative MP Gary Streeter has held the constituency of Devon South West.

Election 2019 Devon: South West Devon

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Wembury
BBC

The seat of South West Devon has been Conservative since the 1970s, with Alan Clark representing Plymouth Sutton - which included much of the area - from 1983 to 1992, when current incumbent Gary Streeter took over.

This is a varied constituency that incorporates part of the city of Plymouth, plus part of the South Hams district, making it is part rural and part coastal.

Other town and villages included in the constituency are: Bickleigh, Brixton, Ivybridge, Wembury (pictured) and Yealmpton. It also borders Dartmoor.

This involves a straight four-way race between the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.

You can find out more about the area's candidates and previous election results here.

South West Devon statistics
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General Election 2019: Jo Swinson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said during a trip to Cornwall that her party could be the one that caused big problems for Boris Johnson as he sought a parliamentary majority.

Jo Swinson quote
BBC

General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Housing is, of course, a hot topic nationally.

In the South West, many areas have high house prices and high rents, which coupled with the region's low salaries causes many difficulties for people just trying to keep a roof over their head.

Jeremy Corbyn addressed some of these problems during a campaigning visit to Falmouth.

Jeremy Corbyn in Falmouth
BBC

General Election 2019: Boris Johnson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Boris Johnson in a hpsital in Cornwall
PA Media
Boris Johnson's visits to the South West included this appearance at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance

The prime minister and Conservative Party leader was interviewed several times during visits to the South West.

This is some of what he said about the region and what his party planned to deliver:

  • On the NHS after being questioned on hospitals frequently being on high alert and having to turn away patients: "We are putting in the biggest cash boost in memory... but there is more to do."
  • On improving train lines in the South West, particularly on the main line on the coast at Dawlish, which can be susceptible to bad weather: "We will put in the £80m needed to fix the line at Dawlish that is needed and come up with a proper long-term solution."
  • On fishing: "We will absolutely maximize the interests of fishermen in the South West and across the whole of the UK."
  • On the South West Water rebate of £50 a year per customer because SWW bills are the highest in Britain: "We're committed to funding through the whole of the next Parliament."

General Election 2019: 'Politics in the raw'

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

“Some people here can barely walk, they’ve been out canvassing since six o’clock in the morning and now they’re here verifying votes.”

That’s Tudor Evans, Labour leader of Plymouth City Council, on the hard work put in by political activists from all sides over the last six weeks in the city.

“They are doing it because it matters to them,” he said at the count at the Plymouth Life Centre.

“People are cynical about politics but everyone who goes through this process believes in something and it's what drives them.

"This is politics in the raw here.”

Tudor Evans
BBC

General Election 2019: Long night ahead at Plymouth count

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

There’s a huge task ahead as the counts take place for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Plymouth Moor View and South West Devon at Plymouth Life Centre.

At the last election there were more than 150,000 ballot papers from all three seats - that’s the task facing hundreds of ballot counters.

The total number of votes cast today won’t be known until later.

Plymouth count
BBC